me. Wow! My return trip home from the Locus Awards/Science Fiction Museum & Hall of Fame Induction Weekend was loaded with airport delays and snafus, but that still couldn't dampen the joy I still feel over this honor. I'm home now, and sincerely grateful to all of the Locus readers who made this possible, especially considering that more folks vote in this poll than the Hugos or the Nebulas. That's incredibly humbling, and I'm really blown away by this whole thing. Thank you so much. I'll just keep working over here, and keep trying to get better.
It's really late right now and I'm dead-tired....a few photos from the last couple of days....The Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame
located near the Space Needle in Seattle....site of the SFM Induction Ceremony where Ed Emshwiller, Gene Wolfe, Gene Roddenberry, and Ridley Scott were inducted into the Hall of Fame this weekend
Super-cool signage near the entry to the Science Fiction Hall of Fame
Me saying a few words about the greatness of Ed Emshwiller as he gets inducted into the Hall of Fame (photo courtesy of Christopher Carey)
Eileen Gunn and me, post-ceremony, in front of the SFM's Hall of Fame wall....Eileen represented the Emshwillers in accepting Ed's HOF induction (photo courtesy of Leslie Howle)
And there it is....the 2007 Locus Award for Best Artist. Wow. Try this list on for size...this is the list of past Artist winners in the Locus Awards' 37-year history....Leo & Diane Dillon, Frank Kelly Freas, Rick Sternbach, Boris Vallejo, Bob Eggleton, Michael Whelan....and now me. I think the best thing I can do at this point is go get some sleep and get back to work. Again -- sincere thanks to everyone out there, and I'm so incredibly proud to be part of this year's list of Locus Award Winners